CITY BLOCKS

36. Brave New World

This collection of photographs represents my deep interest in the history of place, architecture, and the advent of the skyscraper in the early 20th century. CITY BLOCKS is the result of my cumulative experience as a bicycle courier, growing up in lower Manhattan, and 14+ years of insatiable obsession to know every inch of my city via two wheels. These photographs span years of intentional exploration from ‘on the ground’ research for narrow windows of access, paired with adept daily observations from thousands of hours in the street.

Just like my brakeless track bike, the camera is a pure extension of myself. My camera is always slung around my neck, ready to go, wherever I go. Taking photographs of New York helps me to unpack and digest my complex emotional response to a perpetually changing city, and often times, the brutal human condition that comes along with it.

Allow me share a piece of my story, and a view into the New York that I see.

The long-term vision with my photography of the city has always been to create a ‘visual encyclopedia’ to experience NYC and to archive its rapidly changing landscape. My goal is that a community of passionate individuals can help me design and achieve this dream on the blockchain. My vision is that CITY BLOCKS can eventually grow far beyond just my work alone. This project has to begin somewhere, and it starts with 44 ERC-721 tokens of my photography, built for the future metaverse.

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36. Brave New World

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Artist
Cooper Ray
Edition
1 of 1
Collection
CITY BLOCKS
Medium
35mm Photograph Color
Camera
Nikon F2
Film
Fuji Velvia
Year
2014
Location
New York City
Borough
Manhattan
Neighborhood
Financial District
From
Street
Address
4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10281
Building Pictured Name
One World Trade Center
Building Height
1776 Feet
Year Completed
2014
Building Pictured Address
1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007
Cross Street
West Street
Direction Facing
East
Season
Winter
Condition
Sun
Condition
Fog
Archive
2014-0115-09 | $BLOCK | Token ID: 36
Copyright
© 2021 COOPER RAY All Rights Reserved
Usage Rights
Personal: YES | Commercial: NO
Minted
[Date] Manifold Creator
Blockchain Link
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